Body Trust®
Professional Training

Body Trust® Professional Training

Weight-inclusive care should be the norm.
A training designed for professionals to help develop the language, analysis and skills for deeper conversations around bodies, food, weight, and health—both individually and institutionally.

We will do better.

Body Trust Certification

Are you disillusioned with the dominant weight paradigm?

Now’s the time to connect the dots between social justice and the work of healing — and learn to love your work more than ever.

Our 2024 Cohort begins on March 14th! Registration will open January 12th.
Click here to add yourself to our list to receive a discount code when registration opens!

The world
doesn’t need more
weight loss coaches

It doesn’t need more therapists recommending WW or Noom, teachers and school curriculums colluding with diet culture, organizations upholding anti-fat bias, or fatphobia in eating disorder treatment centers.

The world needs you.

Your brave voice.

Your radical presence.

Your bold advocacy.

Join our community of Body Trust Specialists who are advocating for and/or providing compassionate, weight-inclusive models of care.

Almost everything I have learned about body freedom and body trust – radically accepting my body – I learned from Hilary and Dana.

As a fat black woman society has always told me I am too much, and less than, at the same time.

Body Trust and the folks at Center for Body Trust helped to teach that my body, and being just as I am, is powerful, needed and necessary.”

~Desiree Adaway,
The Adaway Group

YOUR TRAINERS

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Hilary Kinavey

Hilary’s work as a therapist, educator, speaker, and writer has been a study of what interrupts our sense of wholeness and how we can return to ourselves in a culture that profits from fragmentation.

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Dana Sturtevant

Dana is a registered dietitian, trainer and author whose work focuses on humanizing health care, advancing health equity, and advocating for food and body sovereignty.

Sirius Bonner

Sirius Bonner

As an executive in healthcare where she leads equity and inclusion efforts, Sirius is a fierce advocate for health equity and social justice.

With Special Guests

Desiree Adaway, Imani Barbarin, Shilo George, Sand Chang, Marcella Raimondo and more!

Two Training Paths

We offer two unique training paths designed to prepare you for shifting paradigms around weight and health and giving you the tools necessary for evolving your work.

CertificaTION TIMELINE & What to expect

Year long training co-facilitated by Sirius Bonner, Hilary Kinavey, and Dana Sturtevant. Next cohort dates to be announced soon.

Two-hour webinar every month with guest teachers, speaker panels and roundtable discussions with plenty of opportunities for Q&A. (Recordings available on learning platform.)

Monthly provider consultation group with Hilary and Dana rotating as facilitators.

Group training cohort of 100-150 people.

14 self-paced online Groundwork modules to support your learning and unlearning. GET STARTED NOW!

CEUs available with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for both the live webinars and online modules. Online modules are approved for 72 NASW CEUs and 63 CDR CEUs; webinar program is approved for 16 CEUs from both NASW and CDR.

Quarterly BIPOC affinity group with Sirius Bonner and Rachael Ringwood.

Monthly online peer group and conversation forum on learning platform.

Topics & Themes We Will Explore

Body Sovereignty

Navigating Health Care Like a Boss

Healthy Equity & Disability Justice

Counteracting the Dominant Weight Paradigm

Body Trust & Trans Experience

Applying a Social Justice Lens for Eating Disorder Treatment

Reclaiming Movement

Helping Without Harming

And More!

Have more questions?
Check out our FAQ for more information.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF BEING CERTIFIED ARE:

Identify as ‘Body Trust® Certified’ or a ‘Body Trust® Provider/Specialist’

Recognizable training process

Listing on our Directory of Body Trust Specialists

Market your programs via our social media

Access Body Trust Professional Tools for your work, including outlines for a body story workshop and body trust retreat.

Ongoing learning via exclusive community calls, in person events, webinars, and bonus modules

Discounted pricing on other trainings and programs

Why do we call it certification? Read our response here.

WHY TRAIN WITH US

Learn to translate theory into praxis
Strengthen your liberatory consciousness
Explore a deeper analysis of what disrupts embodiment and body trust
Get clinical relational training and develop interpersonal skills
Join a large community of practitioners to feel less alone and lean on for support
Gain exposure to thought leaders and liberatory thinkers/teachers/scholars
Receive exclusive bonus content
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Sign-up to receive PROGRAM updates And Early Bird Discount codes

CERTIFICATION PRICING

Registration for our next cohort will open on January 12, 2024.

EQUITY
$2,500

For people with marginalized identities and those in need; limited to 25% of registrants

 

Standard
$4,000

For those who have sufficient resources and can cover themselves

 

STANDARD
PLUS
$4,500

For those who have enough resources to cover themselves and donate to increase access for marginalized folks and those in need

PAYMENT DETAILS: There are options to pay in full, in four months, or eight months. If you choose a payment plan, the first payment is due at the time of registration.

Our three tiered pricing structure is offered with the intent of making all Body Trust programming more accessible for anyone interested in learning with us. Each tier includes full and equal access to all course materials.

In addition to having standard and equity pricing, we have a minimum of 10 low and no-cost spots in our Certification Program each year for people who are on a limited income, unable to earn income, or whose currency and exchange rate make the program inaccessible. Low/no-cost applications for our 2024 cohort will open on January 12th, and we will be accepting a total of 30 applications. We expect that these requests will come in quickly so we recommend submitting yours as soon as possible when registration opens on January 12th.

“Center for Body Trust has changed my life through their work. I appreciate the focus on whole-person healing, the acknowledgment of the realities we are faced with, and the holistic integration of nutrition and therapy — all taught with compassion. I personally move throughout this world with more confidence and hope because Body Trust exists.”

~Jes Baker
Author, Coach, Speaker

A note about
accessibility

Automated closed captions are available during live webinars.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request.

Transcripts and closed captions will be provided for program video recordings.

Please reach out to us with any additional accessibility needs or questions.

 

 

We believe in the possibility of a body-compassionate and weight-inclusive world.

We know you do too.

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